Building construction

Construction is one of the leading sectors in Australia. Every day and everywhere residential buildings, skyscrapers, offices, gyms, schools, hospitals, hotels, airports and more are built. Is estimated that by 2020 the population of the bigger cities such as Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth will double. The Industry’s turnover is 31 billion dollars per year, with 40,000 professionals and 9,500 construction workers.

Along with the hospitality industry and educational field (in Australia there are the most famous schools and universities in the world), construction is one of the main businesses. For those who want to work in this sector, there is good news: professions in construction, painting and decorating are the most highly paid and requested. This position appears in the SOL LIST and it is necessary to have at least some proven experience to find a job, or a diploma in building and construction preferably achieved in Australia. For this reason, bricklaying and carpentry courses have a high rate of employment.


Courses: Building and Construction Diploma and Painting and Decorating course

Features of the courses

  • Visa duration: 30 months
  • Attendance: 20 hs/pw, 2 days a week of choice from Monday to Saturday
  • Terms: theory lessons at the city campus and practice lessons at the building site
  • Payments: three-monthly
  • Admissions: every three months
  • Location: Melbourne, Sydney

Requirements for attending the course

  • English level: upper intermediate
  • Middle or high school diploma

Career Opportunities

SOL List:

  • Bricklayer
  • Wall and Floor Tiler
  • Carpenter

Expected salary

  • Hourly average: $23
  • Annual average: $58,000

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